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after 1:00 am and have that be part of the report and see if it is working or have the club report back to demonstrate to us where specific problems lie with that. >> can we split them? have the neighborhood of region done in three months -- outreach done in three months? president newlin: you deal with these. >> three months sounds like more than enough time. it is short enough so that if the business owners feel like it is restricting business, they can appeal. president newlin: do we have a motion? >> i would move to approve as
amended. is that what i say. >> i'm glad we have the clearly on a -- that clearly on it. >> second. >> we are about to vote on conditionally granting the permit, adopting all of the recommendations fromc central station. at the same time, saying on the first meeting in february, which will come back to reevaluate once the outbreak has been done to not just merchant groups but resident groups in the neighborhood. to be conditioned nobody be admitted after 1:00 a.m. >> nailed it. president newlincommissioner pe.
commissioner hyde: aye. commissioner cavellini: aye. president newlin: aye. good luck. all right. item d. amendment to place of entertainment. >> this should not be on the agenda because we got word from the city attorney. i will try to be short about this. there is something going on between the applicant and planning. the applicant is appealing the planning decision. that stays anything we would have done. we cna't take -- can't take action. president newlin: any public comment on the passing? last action item, e. nakahara, aaron.
playland japan, music device. >> this is an application for a mechanical amusement devices otherwise known as a video game between two and four of them. a fairly small number given the size of the space in japantown near peace plaza. the space will be used for birthday parties, especially those with kids. retail sales and in order to apply for this, the applicant had to go to the planning department for a conditional use which happened on thursday. you have the full 45-page report from planning in your packet. and the end time for operations i believe our 8:00 p.m. sunday through thursday and friday and
saturday 10:00. he can speak more. >> good evening, commissioners. i am applying for a mechanical amusement devices permit to open a japanese-style music store with games, prizes, selling confection and anime goods. i feel that my store fills a specific need in japan town to provide children and families in place to interact. there is a significant opportunity to bring families with young children because it lacks these types of activities. the customers are key to longevity and development. music centers are different from those you might imagine in the united states. before i get to those differences, let me tell you a story about how i came up with the idea. i have three boys and we
visited once a week for groceries. my sons and i mill about the candy aisle. it gets boring quickly. the malls in japan are geared towards having something for everyone. especially families and children. if the children are happy, parents will shop longer. the mall will also see them as future customers. japanese family amusement stores are different from the dark lit u.s. arcades. they are filled with violent games. in japan, they are bright and colorful family-oriented spaces with games that a cute, musical, funny. prizes are cute, silly anime merchandise.
like totoro and pokemon. i have examples. >> toys! yay! >> pokemon. [laughter] all right? little girls' pencil cases. things like that. >> sanrio? >> not sanrio, but it would be the boys or other kids' version of sanrio. remember when you were a child and visited fao schwartz. my sons are excited to go with us to go to the music store. think of where your children are excited to go shopping with you. why can't we have this? it can be brought to san francisco's japantown.
when i started doing outreach, everyone agreed that it needs family oriented activities. other organizations indicated a strong desire to have more families at the mall. they offer a unique cultural experience that is very contemporary to japan town and in line with designs for japantown. those that have been in japan will find it extremely missed out. the games will be prize- oriented. nothing mature or gory. prizes will be changed every couple of weeks, and it iwlwill offer retail goods and snacks. target range is 3-12, anime fans, couples on dates.
i store will have a father is applying for or with their children. imagine the joy you will get from winning a hello kitty for your daughter. here are examples. these are some stores in japan. very j-pop. i don't know if you're familiar with the building but it is contemporary and up-and-coming. it will represent the store's image. this is tomo and yiu. -- yui. they will be representatives of the store. check this out, i'll have one here that says sorry, out of
order. maybe pictures like this, this will be on the machines, on the walls. someplace that you will feel comfortable to bring your five- year-old. the characters will be on the walls, think of as a hell of katy -- hello kitty store. it offers a refreshening and new attraction to japantown. i have been to little tokyo, they don't have anything similar to this. san francisco who will be the first. rather than retail space and think that primarily represents a cultural experience. from a business standpoint, i imagine it being more of a hub, the other merchant arespokes on a -- are spokes on a wheel.
if you have to wait 30 minutes for a meal, you can spend some time at the store over dinner and a movi or for dinner and a y can stay. the children get bored, they want to go home. my store will incentivized families to spend more time in japan and spend more money in the mall. there is a correlation the amount of time they spend in the amount of money. i can see this as raising revenue and employment. you can imagine how children will be excited to visit with their families. i have talked with community groups and nonprofits who have endorsed my prop -- project.
the awful sausage -- they offers social -- >> we have a list of them. >> the planning committee, the merchants association, and representatives of the police department. all of these organizations have endorsed my project. the planning department has also approved the project. i would like to say i appreciate your time. >> any questions? >> i am excited about your project. >> anybody from the community? ok. we have a three minute time
maximum. >> president and commissioners, i will make this fast. i am the executive director of the task force. we are a nonprofit -- nonprofit focused on the planning and promotion of japantown. we provide assistance to small businesses. i also served on the organizing committee of the better neighborhood plan. he is a client of our program and i'm here to support his application. in this outreach he is referring to, i was organizing that for him. in any event, it was very clear that strong support from the community. it is an authentic japanese business which we need more of. it is family-oriented. it is not another restaurant or fast food. we have too many of those.
it is in the hands of a professional. experienced in financing and accounting. a discipline which is often lacking in small businesses today. it is in the hands of someone who has been transparent with all of us. he has followed the process, done his homework, and the games to cun community supports his business. president newlin: do we have a motion? ok. very good. you are approved and good luck. >> hopefully maybe february. president newlin: all right.
>> i always go there. there is always a weight. -- wait. president newlin: item number6. >> i have a question to staff. the officer comes to report all the time. is this report given to us in a document that we can review and cross reference? he mentioned something about ipala, it was one of those permits that was important for us. he mentioned -- does that to get red flagged to you?
>> everything that was mentioned by the officer is in the list that i give you. all of those reports aren't there. -- are there. he then goes through them and hits the things of interest. something like that comes to us, it is a red flag which then he gets discussed by the strategy'ies to deal with. work with. >> we have nothing to look at. it would be nice to have a hard copy of it. >> what he is doing is going back over police reports. we cannot give you a police report but the same incidences
are reported to you in a different form that gives you -- under categories with violent crime or a nuisance violation, did we warn them? you do actually have them. if you have questions on specific details, information about the incident, you can use those to talk sunni about more information regarding those. -- talk to me about more information regarding those. that is how we best can make clubs come into compliance. the minute we read these reports and they hit a level
where we say there is a breach of some kind, we get right to witte. then we reports to you. many times you will see reports of property crimes which are abc issues. they're not something we can do much about. as part tim parcel of broadway, he continues to tell you about them. whether they did nothing more the wrong thing. >> you will get a heads up. >> absolutely. >> most times they have done something about. >> good to know. president newlin: new business request for future agenda items? >> i was wondering what was happening with the task force coming to talk to us.
>> i'm waiting for direction from the president as to when that should be on our calendar. it is up to you. president newlin: i would like to get the final commission on board so when wie bring people and we have a full complement of commissioners. i have no problem in the next couple of meetings. >> i just know the eia r is coming out and it is going before planning. i feel like it would be important for us to hear from them. >> i agree. it together with commissioner hyde and cigarettes a date. >> we have one meeting in december. would that be your target? president newlin: sounds good.
happy election day. hope everyone has voted. madam clerk, could you please call the roll? >> [roll call] mr. president, all members are present. supervisor chiu: thank you. ladies and gentlemen, could you please join me in the pledge of allegiance? >> to the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. supervisor chiu: madam clerk, are there any communications? >> i have no communications. supervisor chiu: our 2:00 p.m.
special order will be scheduled until november 15, next week. could you please read items one through 11? >> items 1 through 11 constitute the consent agenda and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote. unless a member requests separate discussion of a matter. it shall be removed and discussed separately. supervisor chiu: would anyone like to sever anything from the consent agenda? madam clerk, please call the roll. >> chiu aye. chu aye. cohen aye. farrell aye. kim aye. mar aye. mirkarimi aye. wiener aye. avalos aye. campos aye. there are 11 ayes. supervisor campos: those items
are approved. could you please call item 12? >> item 12, motion reversing findings that a property located at 1171 sansome street is exempt from environmental review. supervisor chiu: i pass out some paper work to more tightly defined the findings are around the slow percentages we have. with that, i would like to make the motion. supervisor campos: can we take that motion without objection? supervisor chiu: next item, please. >> on the item as amended? supervisor chiu: yes, the item as amended. without objection. >> item 13 is an ordinance be
appropriating approximately $304 million in an existing water system improvement program project and every appropriating the funds to the revised wsip program budgets adopted by the san francisco public utilities commission. supervisor chiu: can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, the ordinances passed on the first reading. >> item 14 is an ordinance de- appropriating approximately $17 million of 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond proceeds and real appropriating -- re-up for treating other projects. supervisor chiu: same house, call? the project is approved. >> item 15 authorizes the office of economic and workforce
development to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of 5,000,724 $203. adam 16 is an organ is appropriating approximately $3.4 million of state revenue loss reserves and federal revenues for adult day care centers -- item 16 is an ordinance appropriating approximately $3.4 million. supervisor chu: the item came before the budget and finance committee last week. generally, i am support of, in particular because we do see there will be potentially loss of funding as of december 1 and given the critical nature of some of the individuals who receive these services, i believe that bridge funding we would be providing with this money is something that would be beneficial. the one question we did have centered around the ongoing staffing at the department, in particular for intake and also for referrals, the department did clarify that the positions
at the department would be funded with temporary salaries and that future your discussions about what continues on would be part of the budget conversation in the upcoming year, so i am comfortable voting for this and i urge my colleagues to do the same period supervisor chiu: -- to do the same. supervisor chiu: can we take the item same house, call? without objection, passed on the first reading. >> item 17 is a resolution responding to the presiding judge of the superior court on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2010-2011 civil grand jury report. supervisor chiu: same house, call? resolution is passed. >> item 18, resolution responding to the presiding judge of the superior court on the findings and recommendations contained in the 2010-2011 civil grand jury report entitled "whistling in the dark: the san francisco whistleblower
program." supervisor chiu: we do not have any 3:30 accommodations. if we could go to roll call. >> president chiu, your first. supervisor chiu: submit. supervisor campos: thank you. at the election day, colleagues. i am requesting it -- happy election day, colleagues. i am requesting a hearing before it to the government and oversight committee on the ethics commission's handling for violations of the sunshine ordinance. the hearing should include consideration of the sunshine ordinance task force recommended changes for handling those complaints. the rest i submit. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor avalos?
supervisor mar? supervisor mar: thank you. i have a couple of items. a new coalition has come together of food access groups but also small and middle-size farmers to support a fair farm bill. every five years, congress goes through this process, but what we are worried about is the back room deal process going forward by a so-called super committee of 12. we are working with advocacy groups, our food systems director, and others to challenge this back room process and to fight for a fair farm bill that hopefully will help move forward a san francisco's healthy and sustainable food act of 2009 and other policies past where it shows our strong city commitment to equitable access to affordable and nutritious food and a health-centered food
system and a sustainable agriculture system with a vibrant and regional agriculture system as well. other legislation i have been working on has been moving us toward becoming an aging- friendly city that supports seniors as baby boomers become the senior boomers in the next 20 years like myself and a number of my colleagues. i am introducing a resolution to extend the bond maturity date for the senior housing project by three months. as many of you know, the old theater was transformed into the senior campus of the institute on aging to create a more livable senior community with a wraparound services and strong aging in place programs. the project is a 100-50 -- 150- unit affordable housing project, and it has received capital financing from the mayor's office of housing and redevelopment agency among other sources. bridge, ic